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How to Tell Your Parents You are Addicted and Ask For Help

Addiction afflicts those of all cultures, backgrounds, ethnicity, and ages. Children in middle school are using drugs and alcohol with their friends and mostly without their parents knowledge. More and more teenagers and young adults are becoming addicted because of school performance, sports injuries, and peer pressure. There have been increased ads and promotions for… Continue Reading How to Tell Your Parents You are Addicted and Ask For Help

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What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy? Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) created in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan as a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to better help those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since it was developed it has been used as treatment for other mental… Continue Reading What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Have you ever wondered, what is cognitive behavioral therapy? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy in which patients work with mental health counselors (therapists or psychotherapists) in a structured setting. It is a more direct and hands-on type of therapy that helps patients become aware of their negative or inaccurate thinking in… Continue Reading What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

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Addiction in Florida

Governor Rick Scott recently officially declared a public health emergency regarding the opioid epidemic happening and problems with addiction in Florida. The emergency declaration allows him to spend immediately without the approval of Legislature’s. This declaration also allows Florida to accept a federal grant for prevention, treatment, and recovery services that over two years will… Continue Reading Addiction in Florida